Saturday, March 1, 2014

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Below, news and notes for Saturday...
  • An SB Nation writer laments not seeing several teams from Division I play this season and writes, "Realizing my failure, I fell to my knees and wailed at the heavens: I had wanted to see the beauty of the Cornell Big Red, a team that went from the Sweet 16 in 2010 to 2-27 with wins over Oberlin and Dartmouth in 2014. But I would not."
  • Cornell RPI Watch: The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. It does not consider the margin of victory, but only whether or        not a team won and where the game was played (home/away/neutral court). The formula is 25% team     winning percentage (WP), 50% opponents' average winning percentage (OWP), and 25% opponents' opponents' average winning percentage (OOWP). (See: CollegeRPI.com for a further explanation of the formula.) The RPI may be the most influential factor in NCAA Tournament seeding. Cornell's RPI rank as of March 1, 2014 is No. 326 out of 351 total Division I teams. While neither the Ken Pomeroy or the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) are used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the KenPom.com site ranks Cornell No. 335 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 330. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get a load of this. Harvard held its Senior Night festivities before the Cornell game even though the Crimson had one more home game left to play, against Columbia the following night.

Harvard thinks Cornell sucks so bad that Amaker would rather honor his seniors on the "wrong" night. That is a new low for Cornell basketball.

Anonymous said...

And, then the Crimson pounded the Lions worse than they beat us.

Go figure.....